Celebrity Names Blog

New Baby Alert: Lindsay Davenport Welcomes Lauren Andrus

Three-time tennis Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport welcomed a baby girl Saturday morning June 27, 2009.  Lauren Andrus Davenport Leach joins two-year old brother Jagger Jonathan. 

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NEW BABY ALERT: Ana Ortiz Welcomes Paloma Louise

Actress Ana Ortiz and her husband musician Noah Lebenzon, welcomed a baby girl Saturday June 27. According to PEOPLE, the Ugly Betty actress and her husband took their time selecting the perfect name, wanting to get to get to know the baby before choosing a name that fit. That name?  Paloma Louise, an elegant choice. 

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A Tribute to Michael Jackson

It has been a tough week in the celebrity world.  Within one week we lost Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.  Most shocking of all had to be the loss of Michael Jackson, who died at the young age of 50.  He created some of the best music of our generation.  In light of his passing, we decided to look into some of the names that surrounded the icon.

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Name Contest: Does the ER of Gray's Anatomy, Hawthorne or Nurse Jackie have the most popular names?

Name Contest: Does the ER of Gray's Anatomy, Hawthorne or Nurse Jackie have the most popular names?

The health care debate is getting lots of attention these days, but what about the war between Seattle Grace Hospital in Washington; Richmond Trinity Hospital in North Carolina and All Saints Hospital in New York?  These three hospitals are the fictional settings for, respectively,Gray's AnatomyHawthorne and Nurse Jackieand the real life settings for a ratings war. These two new shows are attempting to take Gray's crown as the most popular hospital drama.

But no one is asking the crucial question -- which show wins the crown for most popular names? 

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Marion and Tabitha Brodericks' Name Competition

As we alerted you yesterday, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker welcomed new additions to their family June 22nd.  The twin girls' names, Marion and Tabitha, will probably start a new trend for those particular names, but how do they stack up to the list of famous celebrity twin names that are already out there?  Here is a list of some of the competition and their celebrity parents:

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Welcome Twin Daughters

This just in from MomLogic:

"Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters at 3:58 PM on June 22 in Ohio. Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 pounds.

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Name Forecast: Gisele and Tom Brady have a baby on the way, so it's time to talk names!

Name Forecast: Gisele and Tom Brady have a baby on the way, so it's time to talk names!

The rumors are true and that bump is for real: Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are having a baby.  On May 29 we first alerted you that a baby might be on the way, and on June 19 sources told People Gisele is expecting.  This little girl or boy will have quite the power parents -- Gisele is the highest paid model in the world, making #16 on the Forbes list of the 20 richest women in the entertainment industry, and Tom is the beloved supestar quarterback for the New England Patriots, with 3 out of 4 Superbowl wins and 2 Superbowl MVP awards.

Might they look to their respective careers for name inspiration? 

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Popular Vampire Names from True Blood to Twilight

Blood-sucking vampires in movies and television series have always been a big hit with audiences, but what about the vampires' names?  Are they as big of a hit?  Looking back a few years, television gave us Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and film gave us Louis and Lestat from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.  While those names were more on the original side (save for Louis), can they compete with the new crop of vampires coming out of their coffins for our entertainment?

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Anne Hathaway as Viola & Shakespeare's Knack for Ladies' Names

Anne Hathaway as Viola & Shakespeare's Knack for Ladies' Names

This summer Anne Hathaway takes on the name Viola (and later Cesario in a cross-dressing flight of fancy) in the Public Theater's production of 12th Night currently playing in Central Park.  This actress is already accustomed to Shakespearian names, as her own name is featured prominently in another Shakespeare play -- Richard III would not be nearly so spicy without Lady Anne's sharp wit and wounded heart.

New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors have been lining up at 3am outside the Delacorte theater to get tickets to see Anne and others enter the world of Illyria.  For those of you considering the wait, here's a topic of conversation to pass the time -- the names of Shakespeare's leading ladies.  Because, in addition to everything else that Shakespeare does well, he has a knack for names.

A selection of Shakespearian Lady Names:

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CMT Awards Kick Off New Name for Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift and T-Pain doing a duet together?  Shockingly enough, yes!  Viewers of the Country Music Television Awards last night got to hear a hilarious rendition of "Thug Story" where country music star Taylor Swift raps with hip-hop artist T-Pain.  Her new stage name becomes "T-Swizzle" (as introduced by T-Pain).  Of course, T-Swizzle is not the first entertainer to "adopt" more of a gangster name.  We all remember

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